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Rap A Tap Tap

Rap A Tap Tap There once was a man who danced in the street He brought pleasure and joy to the people he d greet He didn t just dance he made art with his feet Rap a tap tap think of that This simple book for youn

  • Title: Rap A Tap Tap
  • Author: Leo Dillon Diane Dillon
  • ISBN: 9780590478830
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Hardcover
  • There once was a man who danced in the street He brought pleasure and joy to the people he d greet He didn t just dance, he made art with his feet Rap a tap tap think of that This simple book for young children has the added bonus of describing the life of a ground breaking African American tap dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson was one of the most popular entert There once was a man who danced in the street He brought pleasure and joy to the people he d greet He didn t just dance, he made art with his feet Rap a tap tap think of that This simple book for young children has the added bonus of describing the life of a ground breaking African American tap dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson was one of the most popular entertainers of the 1920s 30s People said he talked with his feet, and in the Dillons graceful paintings of old New York, he dances from page to page to the tune of a toe tapping rhyme Rap a tap tap think of that

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    1. This is a cute book for children. It's about a man that is dancing everywhere he goes and through life. The dancing makes him famous at the end. Has repetition through out the book which is good for young children.

    2. Rap A Tap Tap Here’s Bojangles---Think of That! Is a very fun and colorful children’s book about African American tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. It is very short and simple and repeats the same words “Rap a tap tap---think of that!” which is great for young readers to follow along. There are a few social issues implied that you could ask kids about, or that they could ask you. One of these opportunities is where it says “He danced past doors; some were open, some closed.” [...]

    3. A man tap-dances his way through the streets, passing open and closed doors, through fancy neighborhoods and “the skids.” The man is Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, one of the most famous tap dancers of all time. All different kinds of people love to watch Bojangles dance. His flying feet made him famous.The illustrations add a layer of symbolism to the infectious rhythm of the text. When Bojangles is dancing in the streets, passersby are African American; when he becomes famous, the audience is [...]

    4. Movement is felt with joy in each illustration of dancing legend Bojangles. The story is tapped out simply and vibrantly. Read this book for fun, history, and celebration of dance. This is Leo and Diane Dillon at their best, when they create text and art to fit together.I did a library search online for books by Leo and Diane Dillon, because their art is so captivating, and I'd read that Leo Dillon died not too long ago. It's sad to know of his passing, and that there will never be another new c [...]

    5. This short story book takes us on a wonderful journey along with Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson, who is known to be the greatest tap dancer of all time. The authors describe Bojangles as a fun, fearless person who brings joy to the lives of those who he comes in contact with. This is a great story to share with students anytime of the year. It will help them understand how people can have a special talent and use it to make everyone happy. This book provides a text to world connection, and allows the [...]

    6. We first read this when our son was 2, and he enjoyed the rhythmic text and the clear pictures. Now that he's 3 we've revisited it, and he just adores the text (he's big into tap dancing). As a parent I love the story it tells, and that it teaches appreciation of dance. This has been a lasting favorite for all of us.

    7. This was one of my first multicultural books I had in the classroom. It was a wonderful addition to our library. I even showed the children some videoclips of Bill Robinson tap dancing. We made our own tap shoes in class using our shoes and quarters taped to the front bottom. It was fun tapping all around the room!

    8. The illustrations were lovely, the rhythm was fun, but I think this book needs something more, somehow. (Teddy liked it.)

    9. Summary: This book is a celebration of dance and creativity. This book follows the dancer, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, and his wonderful take on dance. The book talks about the way he would dance and how his feet almost seemed as if they were talking. Evaluation: This book is engaging and entertaining. It keeps the children's attention captured with the vocabulary and images in the book. Overall Teaching Point: I would use this book to teach a younger grade classroom. The book has great rhyming f [...]

    10. A good read aloud with a group. You should try to get the group to say the repeating line (Rap a tap tap, think of that) with you.The illustrations are a very graphic design style.The words rhyme, but I don't feel like they give a lot of information on Bojangles. You have to read the end matter to learn much about the actual person.

    11. This book is amazing. It combines a simple repetition that speaks volumes to tap dancing, along with some rhyme and illustrations that express the same. On the right we have the world and all the people, on the left we have our hero and his many dancing legs, always in a suit, and always the gentleman. What a wonderful book for learning about the dance, the man and his world.

    12. Simple rhyming, repetitive story celebrating the life and artistry of a famous tap dancer. Would be so cool to do have a tapper readaloud and work out rhythms or have kids create rhythms with feet/hands/rhythm sticks

    13. This book would be so much fun to read for a toddler storytime! Since the "Rap a tap tap--Think of that!" is repeated on every page, you could get the kids to clap or tap along with the story. Anything that they can participate in while you read will be a big hit!

    14. The illustrations did a really good job of establishing the setting and time period. There's very little information on Bojangles within the text of the story, though.The books has a repeated line on each two page spread, which fits in with some of the rhythm of the tapping.

    15. This is a wonderfully illustrated book following the story of Bojingles. The illustrations have a lot of movement and really entice the reader. I would use this book to introduce the biography genre.

    16. 1st/2nd: have them freeze during the words and then dance during the phrase "rap a tap tap." Kind of like a freezing game.

    17. Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles - Think of That! by Coretta Scott King is rhythmic story of the famous tap dancer Bojangles Robinson who loved to tap around all day. He always brought joy to large crowds and people loved to see him dance. He would tap all across town for many different people and he eventually became very famous for his tap dancing. The story takes place around the 1920's and 1930's.This story had no climax or problem in it. The entire story spoke only positively of the famous d [...]

    18. Moving his feet with furious speed and impeccable rhythm, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson taps his way through this colorful book. He dances for everyone, from the fancy folks in top hat and tails to the down and out people living in the skids. He dances his way to fame on the stage, “Bojangles, Bojangles, that was his name. Rap a tap tap – think of that!”Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustrators, this book is a wonderful introduction to a legendary entertainer. Bill“Bojangle [...]

    19. This book follows the adventures of Bojangles as he dances his way through the city. He dances past a wide variety of people in a busy city, some who welcome him while others ignore him. But despite this, he continues to dance his way through the city, past the old, young, the poor and the rich. Each two page spread features those that Bojangles’ is dancing to on the left and his dancing on the right and underneath it all the simple rhyming text ends each spread with the repetition of “rap a [...]

    20. 1. "Rap a Tap Tap" is a catchy and fun story of how Bill "Bonjangles" Robinson became the greatest tap dancer of all time. He had loved dancing he started in the street, for everyone and everywhere and eventually made it to the theatre.2. This book is geared more towards a younger group of children with its repetitive phrasing but none the less still fun to read for everyone. The illustrations are simple yet tell the story beautifully. It I wonderful to see a picture book about a passion that so [...]

    21. Each two page spread features those that Bojangles’ is dancing to on the left and his dancing on the right and underneath it all the simple rhyming text ends each spread with the repetition of “rap a tap tap - think of that!” The book includes a brief afterward explaining who Bojangles was and the influence that he had on tap dancing.The simple gouache paintings almost look like cutouts on a white background as there is almost no variation in the blocks of color. The color choices reflect [...]

    22. By merit of a year-old brother I read a great deal of books for wee-sma folk, but I don't often add them to my count -- usually I consider it cheating. The reading challenge wouldn't be a challenge if I went around adding things like, "That's Not My Pirate". But every once in awhile I come across a book for the very young that just astounds me with the beauty of its art, and I'm lost from there. A book that is a visual feast is something I cannot resist. Add to that the simple, straightforward l [...]

    23. I really enjoyed this book due to the cultural perspective that it offers readers. It offers a great representation of the 'American Dream' during this period of time. It also represents an oppressed group and how they made it in the performing world. This could start a great discussion about race inequality in the 1900's, the American Dream, and how that is portrayed in this book. Purpose: Read aloud to 3rd graders. I feel like it could work for 2nd graders as a read aloud but the discussion wo [...]

    24. Personal Reaction- I loved this book because it brought a lot of interesting aspects to the table. Its about an African American in the mid 1900s who went from having very little to making it on stage. This book would be enjoyable for young children because of its story and also interesting illustrations.Purposes:Read aloud to 2nd and 3rd graders-enrichment and enjoyment because of the story itself. It has great history in it but also a realistic plot-the main character went from having nothing [...]

    25. Rap a Tap Tap by Leo Dillon is the story about an African American tap dancer, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Bojangles was one of the most popular entertainers in the 1920s and 1930s. People said that he "talked with his feet". Everyone enjoyed Bojangles tapping entertainment, and this story does a great job of portraying how much people really enjoyed Bojangles.I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is rhythmic throughout just as if you were listening to a tap dance. The images in the book are very vi [...]

    26. "Rap A Tap Tap Here's Bojangles-Think Of That!" by Leo and Diane Dillon isn't just one of my favorite children's books it's also one of my favorite tap books! The sound words "Rap A Tap Tap" actually sound like tap dancing and the way the illustrations move with Bojangles's feet and body are also accurate. He really looks like he could fly off the page! At the end of the book, the authors wrote about Bojangles in "The Afterword" too which illuminates his mystique more clearly for anyone reading [...]

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